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~ Step 74 ~

Protagonist Personal

So far you have a character with the role of protagonist laid over it.  But how does this character's personality affect the protagonist function, and vice versa?  How do these two aspects combine or conflict?

The object of this step is to humanize the protagonist, to weave the function through the character's personality to make a seamless person.  You want to think of specific instances, scenes, and dialogues where the audience can clearly observe how the personality of the character responds to and also moderates the role of protagonist.

And while you're at it, consider how the personality and function of the protagonist both respond to and are impacted by other characters and other story points.

In this step, describe how you will reveal to your readers the impact of your protagonist's personality on his or her function.